This was the second bottle that I opened for Val. She also picked this one out at Half Time. She wasn’t a huge fan of this, basically for the same reasons that I didn’t enjoy it. But, I’m not one to let a cider go to waste.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We offer this cider to the honorable and fully infamous mayor of the only non-town in America, Fort Ethan Allen, USA. The mayor likes his cider with a ginger nip, so in our current effort to ensure local harmony and diplomacy we offer this cider up to the mayor and his fellow citizens.”
Random: My Half Time runs seems to last forever. I think it’s the best laid out beer store I’ve been to. I just wish there was one closer to me.
This cider poured with absolutely no head on top of a very cloudy, lemon yellow body. There was very little carbonation visible as well. The nose had a lot of Granny Smith apples along with strong notes of ginger. The taste was dominated by the ginger, and not apples, which was unpleasant. It had an astringent taste as well. The body was thick with moderate carbonation. It had a very long finish with the same ginger note I complained about throughout the review. I just didn’t enjoy this cider at all and I wouldn’t have it again. For $10.49 a bomber ($.48 per ounce), this wasn’t crazy expensive, but again, just not to my liking.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0